Glass windows can be very dangerous for our campus birds! Sometimes, birds see the reflection of the trees and sky and fly right into the glass, thinking there is no barrier. At best they are just dazed and recover quickly. This coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) was found by the guards outside the Soc Sci building. Riel Gutierrez and his classmates took it inside to cool down and recover. Thankfully it did, and it was successfully released back outside. Sadly, some birds are fatally injured and die from hitting the windows. If you find a bird which was a victim of a window collision, keep it in a cool, dark, and safe place (away from predators!) like a shoebox to calm it and allow it to recover. Avoid touching it or making a fuss over it as this will further traumatize the bird! Hopefully it will fly off when you set it free. Thanks Riel for reporting this window strike! Please report any window strikes you might observe to The Ateneo Wild!
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